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Research Assistant (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – March 3, 2014
Very compact day work and productive atmosphere. You will learn how to analyze problem and solve them quickly. Team workers are very cooperative and helpful. Brainstorming is quite often and communication plays an very important role in our daily life. Sometimes, you will feel like time is not enough.
Building and Grounds Specialist II (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – February 26, 2014
Pros: benefits are ok
Cons: dont pay enough
start around 8:00 pulling trash out the buliding then clean all the hallways. after that sweep all the steps in the building that should get you to lunch time after lunch mop all the steps then clean bathrooms and laudry room
BOOKSTORE ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Salkehatchie, SC – February 10, 2014
In the mornings I would fix the coffee, then stock the drinks. I would answer questions about books and some classes. I would talk to the customers about their day, or what they needed to do to register for classes. My co-workers were awesome. We would rotate who would have to get the books at the beginning of the semester.
Cons: long hours, tons of health and safety considerations
Got a chance to work with upcoming students and help to guide them in their academic as well as social development. Working about 80hrs per week and on call 24/7 but good amount of time off to recharge – more... batteries on school holidays, winter and summer breaks. Have worked with the same staff for almost 11 years and they are well trained and willing to put forth a ton of extra effort. Decent benefits because it is a state job and comes with housing, cable, internet, but the pay is not really that great. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – January 17, 2014
Pros: if you are permanent, the state benefits
Cons: low wage, no room for advancement, lack of respect from management
I can not say that I like to work for USC Columbia. I was brought in as a temp hire expecting there to be some sort of movement after the first year, but I have not had an opportunity to do so. I also – more... did not receive any raise to my wage after the first year despite being an hourly worker with no benefits. The only way to move in the system is to know someone at the top well and just move laterally. The work feels trivial and unnecessarily repetitive. Despite assisting several of my co-workers and supervisors on tasks they were assigned to do, I am still treated as I were an intern and no clue what I am doing. I do not recommend working for USC Columbia unless you already know a Director or you simply NEED a job. – less
Student Employee (Former Employee), Columbia, SC – January 7, 2014
As a student employee I was able to communicate with University staff, students, and visitors. I enjoyed this work very much. I was required to answer phones, deliver mail, and handle other administrative paper work.
WE ALL WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO GET THE JOB DONE. I'VE LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE, COMPUTERS ALL CLERICAL STUFF. SOMETIMES HARD TO WORK WITH BUT I MANAGE IT AND GET MY JOB DONE.MY CO-WORKERS ARE VERY EASY TO WORK WITH WE ALL GET ALONG. FINDING DRIVERS TO FILL MY TRIPS. GETTING TO KNOW NEW PEOPLE THE ONES THAT REQUEST OUR BUSES FOR TRIPS.
Digital Darkroom Technician (Former Employee), Beaufort, SC – October 6, 2013
Pros: up-to-date equipment
Cons: not always populated
A typical day at work consisted of helping people with more than just how navigate the programs, it also consisted of collaborating to help in the design process of their work. It was a great experience to be able to work with people and learn more about what sparks creativity.